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Common becomes first rapper to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar

This last weekend, Common accomplished an unprecedented feat when he notched an Emmy for his socially conscious track, Letter to the Free
     
After clinching his award for outstanding original music and lyrics from Ava DuVernay's 13th documentary, Common became the first rapper to ever win an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar.
    
Common's historic run began when he won a Grammy for his 2002 collaboration with Erykah Badu titled, Love of My Life.
     
Then he veered into Oscar territory when he sealed a trophy for Glory with John Legend in 2015.
     
His latest win this past weekend at the Emmys takes him a step closer to completing the grand-slam of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT).
     
If he wins a Tony Award in the future, that would make him the 13th entertainer to achieve the EGOT.
 
The Tony Award recognises excellence in live Broadway theatre.


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